'Earth-Scraper' Will Get Down in Mexico City -- 65 Stories Deep

earth scraper Mexico City
earth scraper Mexico City



A new building is proposed for the heart of Mexico City: a 65-story edifice, packed with retail, offices, apartments and a museum. But unlike its skyscraping peers, this giant structure won't reach for the stars: It'll plunge toward earth's core.

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Architects have designed an "earth-scraper," a giant building that will burrow 300 meters (about 328 yards) beneath the city's main square, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail. Shaped like an inverted pyramid, the design, by BNKR Arquitectura (pronounced "bunker," if we had to guess), is a creative response to the unique building challenges of densely populated Mexico City.